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G-8 Leaders' Statement Condemns Hezbollah Attack

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G-8 Leaders' Statement Condemns Hezbollah Attack

G-8 Leaders' Statement Condemns Hezbollah Attack

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Rockets from Hezbollah hit a train station where at least eight people died, and landed near an oil refinery and gas storage tanks. And Israel continued its bombardment of Beirut. In St. Petersburg, Russia, leaders at the G-8 summit have released a joint statement condemning Hezbollah's attack, calling on Hezbollah to release the captured Israeli soldiers, and urging Israel to exercise restraint in its response.

SHEILAH KAST, host:

Recapping the main story of the day, Hezbollah continued to bombard Haifa in Northern Israel today, in the worst spate of violence yet. Rockets from the Lebanese guerrillas hit a train station, where at least eight people died, and landed near an oil refinery and gas storage tanks.

And Israel continued its bombardment of Beirut, where apartment buildings were reduced to rubble, and there was no electricity in many areas of the city. In St. Petersburg, Russia, leaders at the G-8 summit have released a joint statement condemning Hezbollah's attacking, calling on Hezbollah to release the captured Israeli soldiers and urging Israel to exercise restraint in its response.

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